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Dez Bryant Facing Lawsuit, Still Focused On 2016

June is a slow month when it comes to NFL news. This is a subject that I touched on during this week’s episode of the RJOShow, and we’re starting to see it ripple into the world of our Dallas Cowboys. This time it’s a story that, shockingly, paints Dez Bryant in a bit of a negative light. News broke on Wednesday that Bryant is facing a lawsuit from his former landlord over allegations that exceed $60,000 in damages regarding a house that he once leased. The suit in question is being filed by Texas State Senator Royce West, who’s name you’ve heard before.

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June is a slow month when it comes to NFL news.

This is a subject that I touched on during this week's episode of the RJOShow, and we're starting to see it ripple into the world of our Dallas Cowboys. This time it's a story that, shockingly, paints Dez Bryant in a bit of a negative light.

News broke on Wednesday that Bryant is facing a lawsuit from his former landlord over allegations that exceed $60,000 in damages regarding a house that he once leased. The suit in question is being filed by Texas State Senator Royce West, who's name you've heard before.

Cowboys Headlines - Dez Bryant Facing Lawsuit, Still Focused On 2016

Senator West provided a friendly face and point of allegiance for Dez early in his career. In 2011 when Dez was facing lawsuits seeking over $1M over unpaid jewelry bills it was the Senator who represented him. A year later it was Senator West who worked a deal that led to the dismissal of a misdemeanor charge regarding Dez allegedly hitting his mother. That trusted confidant has now seemingly found himself on the other side of the Dez coin.

This new lawsuit states that the home Dez was leasing in Dallas needed some pretty significant repairs and modifications due to damage that it incurred under the time Dez was responsible for it. According to the West camp Dez and his team have refused to respond to requests made to rectify the situation and have countered with a threat that they will file their own lawsuit should this all continue.

Dez Bryant has stayed completely out of trouble since the incident with his mother in 2012. There was an alleged tape of him doing something which never came to light, so this is the first sort of set back that we've seen from him in four years... assuming this is all true.

Whatever the case Dez Bryant is well represented and the truth will surface. It's obvious that Dez himself is already sick of the talk and ready to get to what matters.

Dez Bryant on Twitter

37 days until training camp... #gottastayfocus

It's now 36 days. Bust out the calendars and highlighters. We're going ring hunting.

What do you make of this new case of Dez drama? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at RJ@RJOchoaShow.com, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka

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The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year agreement with Safety George Iloka, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Iloka spent 2018 with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals.

He's started 79 of his 99 career games since being a fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012. Iloka turns 29 years old next week.

Todd Archer on Twitter

The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have... https://t.co/JB5nJLWepc

This isn't the safety that most Cowboys fans wanted. After over a year of pining for Earl Thomas, sights turned to Eric Berry after his free agent visit in Dallas last week.

However, it makes sense that Iloka would be attractive to the Cowboys. At 6'4" and 225 lbs, he fits the physical mold of what Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard likes in his players. He also is younger than Berry and Thomas without the same recent injury issues.

Iloka becomes one of many Boise St. products on Dallas' roster, joining Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and others. He entered the league with college teammates Crawford and Kellen Moore, the Cowboys' new offensive coordinator, in 2012.

We'll have to wait and see how George Iloka fits into the current mix at safety with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods. He spent most of 2018 as a backup with Minnesota, but Dallas will likely give him a chance to start.



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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal to help bolster their depth at the WR position and potentially become Cole Beasley's replacement.

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Cowboys are giving former Packers' WR Randall Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal, per source. https://t.co/8KWFPjSP8T

The Dallas Cowboys met with Randall Cobb earlier this week, but he eventually left Dallas without a contract. He must've had a change of heart or just needed time to ponder the Cowboys offer, but regardless of what transpired in that short time he is now part of America's Team.

During his time with the Packers, Cobb accumulated 470 receptions for 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. The eight-year veteran will now be expected to replace some of Cole Beasley's production out of the slot for the Dallas Cowboys.

After years of watching Beasley as the Cowboys slot WR, it will be really interesting to see Randall Cobb in that role. He's not as quick twitched as No. 11, but can be just as dangerous due to his ability to be more of a down the field receiver. He also brings added value in the return game and could compete with Tavon Austin to become the return specialist.

This could mean the Cowboys forgo drafting a wide receiver early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I wouldn't put it past them. Regardless of what happens, this is an excellent addition.

Welcome to Cowboys Nation Randall Cobb!



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REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur

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L.P. Ladouceur is returning for his 15th season as the Cowboys' long snapper. The veteran free agent was re-signed by Dalals today to a one-year deal.

Thanks to Jason Witten's one-year sabbatical with Monday Night Football, Ladouceur has now been with the Cowboys for more consecutive seasons than any current player. He just turned 38 last week, but Louis-Philippe remains one of the top long snappers in football.

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The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark... https://t.co/2iDsi6RX7e

Retaining Ladouceur is an underrated move for the Cowboys given their situation at kicker.

Brett Maher was only 80% accurate overall on field goals last year. The team could be considering an upgrade in free agency.

Whether they bring Maher back or try someone new, having a long snapper with Ladouceur's performance perfection will make things much easier for them.



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